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Updated at 11:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV. But at times, his answers seemed aimed at an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday. Obama gently chided Donald Trump's suggestion that the U.S. might end its sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in exchange for nuclear stockpile...

Updated at 11:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST): 9:15 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama has placed a pair of farewell telephone calls to the leaders of Afghanistan and India. Obama thanked...

Updated at 11:24 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility that the death toll could...

Updated at 11:19 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month. The agreement worked out...

Updated at 11:13 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to...

Updated at 11:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player " one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming...

Updated at 10:53 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " The U.S. Olympic team is in search of a new beer sponsor, after the makers of Budweiser decided not to renew a deal that had been in place since 1984. A-B InBev is one of a handful of companies in key...

Updated at 10:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements. In response to questions from Democrats...

Updated at 9:48 PM

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) " A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100. Wells Fargo Bank was owed the money from a 2006 loan and submitted the winning bid for the 1.1...

Updated at 9:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job...

Updated at 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. But bucking tradition or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugural...

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